Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that continuous-wave supercontinuum generation in optical fibers can be significantly enhanced by using both multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management. We show by detailed spectral analysis that continuum enhancement is achieved mainly through a combination of Raman-assisted modulation instabilities, soliton compression, and dispersive wave generation. With this technique, an 800nm wide (from 1.2 to 2.0μm) 2W supercontinuum source is reported that uses a three-wavelength pump and a dispersion-tailored four-optical fibers arrangement.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, A. B. Rulkov, and V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThEE4.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental output SC spectra generated in the first DSF span without (two bottom curves) and with dual-wavelength pumping (three top curves). Pump power levels are indicated on the plot.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental output SC spectra generated in the two-fiber arrangement with a single RFL1 pump (four bottom curves) and in combination with dual-wavelength pumping (top curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental output spectra for increasing total pump power showing the SC generation with multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management in the four-fiber arrangement. RFL2 is switched on after RFL1 reaches its maximum power. The OSA’s wavelength limit has been extended to 2 μ m .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SC spectrum in dB units measured with the extended InGaAs photodiode at maximum launch power. Inset, output spectrum in linear scale.

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